VA Lawmaker Wants To Punish Gun Buyers For Crimes Committed By Others
By Tom Knighton
I’m constantly amazed at how anti-gun zealots perpetually treat gun owners like the bad guys in various legislatures. They want to punish gun companies for the misuse of their lawfully produced and sold products, which doesn’t happen in other industries. They want to punish stores for selling products in compliance with the law, something that doesn’t happen in other industries.
Now, they want to punish people who lawfully purchased those guns because of what other people might do with them afterward.
Gun control is expected to be a major flashpoint in the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly, and lawmakers are preparing a long list of potential new laws.
What kind of liability should gun owners have if their firearms are used to commit a crime? Senator Dave Marsden, a Democrat from Fairfax County, says gun owners need to be held responsible.
“All guns start out legal, and then 60% of the guns that end up being used in crimes or in suicides are in the hands of people who don’t own them or didn’t originally own them. We’re careless with our guns.”
A legal expert was quoted as saying he didn’t think such a law would survive legal challenges, and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms